I am looking at the REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack - Women's for our 1 year SE Asia- Australia trip in November, but I cant find this in the UK!!
If I am going to pay postage from US I want to be sure its the right purchase. Has anyone got any comments about this pack?
Does anyone got any suggestions of a similar pack in the UK?
I really like the front zipper style as its seems to be easy access and ( as I am a ...
Hey guys I need some advice.
Last year while I was studying in China I bought a The North Face Flight Series 50 Electron backpack (which is fake I assume, because can't seem to find the series name on the official TNF site) at a local market. I used it for a month of backpacking and it worked fine. I think I should have adjusted it better (if possible), because it wasn't that comfortable.
Now I am going to do 5 months of backpacking through SE Asia and while the TNF Electron backpack worked fine ...
I am leaving this week for a month long trip through Thailand. I am using a 35L bag only so space is an issue, especially since I want to leave it partially empty for shopping. We will be starting in Bangkok and going to Chang Mai and I am worried about how cold it gets this time of year in the North. I have planned to pack a small(ish) zip-up hoodie to keep me warm. Is this really necessary? ...
Hi, a lot of people have said its a good idea to bring little gifts from where you live to give to couch surfing hosts or anyone else, it's a great idea but I cannot think of anything unique (and cheap - I'm not made of money) to bring from the UK. Does anyone have any ideas? What do you usually bring (if you bring anything)? I'm from the midlands if that helps! ...
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knew where in the UK to get this bag:
I have been searching around on the internet but none of the UK shops seem to stock this bag, it is only the US or Aus ones that do, and this means big fat postage fees and also possible customs charges. Thanks ...
My girlfriend and I are going to SE Asia in aug, sept, oct.
We both need a 35-40L backpack. I suppose built-in rain protection and a lot of air between the back and the sack is important.
We are 193 and 160cm tall.
We are willing to pay around 100 Euro, and we need to be able to find it in Europe.
Any suggestions? ...
Are dry bags easily accessible and cheap (cost-wise, not quality) in Vietnam? I'm considering getting one here, large enough for a camera and/or laptop, and don't know whether or not I should wait 'til I get there to buy one (everything will be ziplocked until then...well, most. The netbook has a DIY water-resistant sleeve) The local prices here look to be around $20-30 for a decent-sized bag. Also, how much are multi-tools there? How do airlines feel about you bringing along a multi-t ...
I have just seen these trousers (/shorts) on the aus Kathmandu site but they are not selling them on the UK one ! They look so nice and comfy and not too dorky for once !! Does anyone know where to get some similar ones in the UK? Shopping online gets a bit repetitive after a while I have to say http://www.kathmandu.com.au/Womens/Trousers_&_Shorts/12818/Miro_Shorts_Women.html# ...
I've been playing guitar now for 12 years and have since never been more than a couple of weeks without it.
I have a small acoustic travel guitar which I was thinking of taking for my trip from Hong Kong to Singapore . I guess this would be great somtimes but a pain in the ass at other times.
Anyone have any idea how easy it is to pick up guitars in Asia? Obviously its western instrument but just not sure how easy it would be to find one from another traveller or local shop. It doesn't have to ...
My boyfriend and I are both from, and currently living in New Zealand. The plan is to go on a 6 month tour of SEA in September 2012. Before we go we will be living in Australia for 5 months though, wondering whether it would be better to pick up gear and equipment here in NZ or wait till we get to Australia? Or mix and match and with which products? ...
Due to the ever decreasing baggage weight restrictions on budget airlines tickets I've found myself with bags and boxes of stuff all over SE Asia left with locals met along the way. I'd be interested in comparing notes with those whove had a good experience with shipping and courier services to get my precious stuff back home without paying through the nose for it.
No sarcastic travel snob judgements or keyboard jockey replies please just practical advice from travellers who have had goo ...
Hey guys and gals, planning a trip for mid aug for a month to Thailand and surrounding area and looking for a nice light backpack for the journey! I'm on a budget (arent we all) and have a couple in mind... lookin for opinions and possible alternatives. I'm a mid 20's male planning to pack light....
Option #1 - Osprey Talon 44 - $130
Option #2 - Lowe Alpine Zepton 50
Thanks in advance guys ...
I'm leaving next month on a 7 continent RWT and figured I would share my packing list to show how light you can travel. Keep in mind I'll be riding a motorcycle much of the time.
5 pair of underwear
3 pairs socks
2 pairs of cargo shorts
1 Pair Basketball Shorts (doubles as bathing suit)
1 Pair Mesh Armored riding pants
1 Long Sleeve Shirt
1 Short Sleeve Button up shirt
1 Pair walking/riding shoes
1 pair Sandals
Shower Flip Flops
I am debating buying a compression sack (often used for compressing sleeping bags) and using it for my clothes. I got the idea from a blog (Legal Nomads) and it seems like a good one. Especially as I will have some 'work clothes' with me that will not be needed for the first month and, likely, the 4th month. I could just make sure there were at the bottom of said sack. Also, it seems like it would decrease the space taken up by clothing.
Then again, there are also packing cubes. I don't like th ...
I have these nike free 2's that i wear for general working out and im thinking that this will be my shoes for my 4 month se asia trip. I realize i will be walking ALOT but these shoes are very lightweight and the tops are mesh so very breathable. Im just worried that since they are so flexible that they may not be the best for walking long distances with a weighted backpack. Any input?
I tried searching for some good info and didn't find much...
Does anyone have advice for protecting your backpack while traveling SE Asia? I'm wondering how people fair while leaving their backpack in a hotel room while going out with their daypack. I feel that I would be somewhat paranoid that a cleaning lady would go in and walk off with it. Is it best to just have it on you at all times? What about when swimming. I'm planning on bring a pad lock of some sort to hopefully chain my pack u ...
I am leaving May 22 for a 4-6 month trip to SE Asia(hopefully longer if I can stretch my budget) and I am having a lot of trouble deciding on what type of pack I should get.
Here are a couple I have been looking at:
I don't have a set itinerary yet and am pretty much going to travel wherever the wind blows me lol. Also, I know I am going arou ...
My kit when I left NZ is so different now to when I left. This is some of what I now have and what I ditched.
2. Universal Plug (absolutely a must)
3. Pegs (use them almost every day for all sorts of things)
4. 2 x Facecloths - very handy
5. Tissue paper and wet handy wipes (essential for toilets) (Tissue papers is easy to get here but handy wipes - haven't found any yet).
6. Toothpaste (Am now down to Thai brands which are sugary - wish I had brought more with me from home)
7. 2 ...